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    OGADEN DESERT, ETHIOPIA/UNITED NATIONS (GENEVA)

    Ethiopia's nomads are continuing their desperate exodus from the country's desert regions in search of food.

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    BBC
    1. GVs Nomads walking towards camp from desert, women carrying children and bundles. (3 SHOTS) 0.18
    2. GV & SV Nomads gather as sacks of grain are opened. (2 SHOTS) 0.26
    3. SVs Women applauding as grain is distributed. (5 SHOTS) 0.52
    4. GVs & SVs Makeshift settlement with refugees. (6 SHOTS) 1.17
    5. SV Relief worker speaking. (English SOT) 1.33
    6. SVs Officials taking census from settlement representative. (2 SHOTS) 1.42
    7. SV & CUs Mother with children. (3 SHOTS) 1.53
    UNTV
    8. SCU, SV & CU Ethiopian UN representative Kasse Kebede speaking in Geneva as reporters listen. (3 SHOTS) 3.05
    TRANSCRIPT: RELIEF WORKER: (SEQ 5) "We don't get anything actually today, except the resources we have in our project, and we have nothing to give to these people. We don't even have trucks and medicines to give to them."
    REPORTER: "So what are they doing?"
    RELIEF WORKER: "They are just waiting that something might happen."
    REPORTER: "That must be an agony for them."
    RELIEF WORKER: "Yes, I think so, I think so. We hope and we hope together with these people that something of one big stream that is going to the north is going to this region."
    KEBEDE: (SEQ 8) "It is very encouraging, things are moving very fast, but as you all known we are just trying to tackle the effects of the small rains. We are expecting this number of 6.4 million to increase and we are seeing trends towards that effect, and therefore, the urgent mobilisation of pledged assistance is very badly needed. We are aware that certain parties, motivated going on in Ethiopia. but I can assure you that no emergency relief said would go for military purposes. This has not happened and this would not happen."
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    Background: OGADEN DESERT, ETHIOPIA/UNITED NATIONS (GENEVA)

    Ethiopia's nomads are continuing their desperate exodus from the country's desert regions in search of food. Villages on the edge of the vast Ogaden desert share what little grain they have with the new arrivals, but relief distribution is still the major problem in a country with such poor transport links. The nomads have lost their livestock to the drought and have little alternative but to walk in search of food, many of their number dying along the way. Ethiopia's United Nations Ambassador, Kasse Kebede, said in a news conference on November 7 that his country requires more than one million tonnes of grain next year to feed its famine victims. He also made a strong verbal attack on his country's critics and denied that the Ethiopian government was using food aid for military purposes. He said that the problem of getting relief supplies to the starving was a matter of inadequate transport rather than security restrictions. A relief worker stationed near the Ogaden desert, which lies in the south of the country, complains that all the food is being sent to the north and that no supplies have been diverted to his area.

    Source: BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (BBC)/UNITED NATIONS TELEVISION (UNTV)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB3F4YQDG69UHI462L1X7K3VVM
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3F4YQDG69UHI462L1X7K3VVM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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